Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, has launched Asia’s largest solar power plant in Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa on Friday (10th July, 2020). According to Modi, the state will, as a result, emerge as a major hub for clean and cheap power in the country.
While inaugurating the 750 MW solar project, PM Modi said, “In addition to the present time, solar energy will grow up to become a medium of energy in the 21st century because solar power is sure, pure and secure.” He added, “The country is now among the top 5 (five) solar power producers in the world. India has emerged as the most attractive global market for clean energy.”
According to the Prime Minister, the Delhi Metro will also fetch power from the Rewa Solar Project. “In addition to the industries in and around Rewa, the Delhi Metro will also benefit from the solar plant,” said Modi. “Besides Rewa, work on setting up solar power plants is underway in Shajapur, Neemuch and Chattarpur,” he added.
The Rewa Project includes 3 (three) solar generating units of 250 MW, each situated on a massive land of 500 hectares. This implies that the total area of the Solar Park is 1500 hectares. Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited, which is a joint venture company of Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVN) and Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), developed the Solar Park.